Happy Family Art

What we are about.

Hello.  Welcome to HappyFamilyArt, where you will find fun places to visit around NJ, art lessons, craft instructions, coloring pages and more! Here you will find our happy family learning, traveling, making art and having fun!

happy family artNJ Travels

Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states.  You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun!

happy family artArt Lessons

Take a look at the many art lessons we have.  So far there is acrylic, watercolor, how to draw, amazing coloring pages and more!

You can also explore our JEWELRY DIY INSTRUCTONS, our CRAFTY THINGS TUTORIALS to see many great craft ideas and tutorials, or the SEWING area.  We also have a section dedicated to OUR ART.  Also, please be sure to check out our ETSY STORE. 

Please feel free to stay a while.  Explore the menu above, or see what is new below.

Take a look at what’s new at Happy Family Art:

Making A Tiny Witch HatHow to Make a Wearable Tiny Witch Hat

Witch hat made out of felt with felt flowers.  After all, who doesn’t need a tiny witch hat for their everyday errands.

How To Make A Spooky Halloween Pop Up CardHow To Make A Spooky Halloween Pop Up Card

Here are the instructions for spooky Halloween town pup up card full of ghosts, creatures and scary things.

Halloween Coloring PageColoring Pages

I finished my second coloring book! This one is for Halloween, it has 5 pages of creepy kitties, ghosts, witches and more.  Plus one free Halloween coloring page!

Our visit to the NY Renaissance FairNY Renaissance Fair 

We had another great visit to the NY Renaissance Fair, full of magic, fun, and excitement.  This is becoming an annual trip for us!

finalFaceHow To Color In A Face

Detailed, step by step tutorial on how to color in a face.  There are two versions here: one on a pastel paper, and one on a regular printing paper.

Camping At Dingmans Campground in Dingmans Ferry PACamping At Dingmans Campground

We went camping last weekend!  We could not have gone to a better place, Dingmans Campground was lovely!

Our Visit To New Jersey State MuseumFree Or Inexpensive Places For Family Fun In And Around NJ 2015

Our list has been updated, plus we added an awesome map to help you find a spot to visit! Take a look!

Our Visit To Rutgers GardensRutgers Gardens

I am embarrassed to say that we have never visited Rutgers Gardens.  It is such an amazing place to spend the day with family, I can’t wait to do it again.

How To Make Outdoor Mosaic ArtOutdoor Mosaic

I have wanted to make something awesome to hang outside that would be able to withstand rain and wind.  Here is how I made this fantastic outdoor mosaic.

Our Visit To Willowwood ArboretumWillowwood Arboretum

What an amazing place this is!! We went there this week and enjoyed it beyond measure.  A great place to bring kids to explore nature’s wonders.

Georgia O'Keeffe Art History Lesson For KidsGeorgia O’Keeffe Art Lesson

Draw these great landscapes inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe using oil pastels.  This is a fun art history lesson for kids.

How To Make Scratch Paper ArtScratchboard Art

This is such a fun project: using leftover oil pastels make your own scratchboard paper and art.